Indo-Pak forum condemns assault on Sarabjit Singh, seeks probe
Mumbai: The Indian chapter of Pakistan-India Peoples` Forum for Peace and Democracy has condemned the brutal attack on Sarabjit Singh, an Indian death-row prisoner in the Lahore`s Kot Lakhpat jail, and sought a probe.
"We feel a high-level, independent inquiry need to be set up to look into the incident. The investigation, inquiry needs to go to the bottom of it and must punish responsible persons, officials however higher they may be," forum General Secretary E Deenadayalan and Joint Secretary Jatin Desai said in a statement here today.
Many Indians, Pakistanis and peace-loving people from across the globe have repeatedly appealed Pakistan to release and repatriate him to India, they said.
"As his condition improves he should be immediately released and repatriated to India," they said.
"India and Pakistan must take care of each other`s prisoners and see that in future no untoward incidences like this take place.
"Both the countries should consider adopting a plan under which if someone is sentenced for many years then he/she can be transferred to his/her own country and spend remaining sentence in their country. India has such kind of agreement with Bangladesh," they said.
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